Item 2005.006.08.25 - Ricoh Golden 16

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Ricoh Golden 16

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2005.006.08.25

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  • 1958 (Manufacturing)
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    Ricoh Corporation

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1 peice of photographic equipment : camera + 1 case

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Item is a subminiature camera for 10 x 14 mm exposures on 16mm film in special cassettes. The camera has a removable lens system and includes a Riken Ricoh F1:3.5/25mm and Riken Telescopic lens F1:5.6/40mm in original wooden box and a box of Golden Ricoh Film in cartridge. The Golden Ricoh was originally names the Golden Steky, both models were higher end miniature cameras and were electroplated in gold.

McKoewn, pg. 828

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The camera itself is in a leather case - although worn. Leather case now missing. Most of the gold paint has worn off.

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Collected by Wilhelm E. Nassau and donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011. Donated to Wilfrid Laurier by Dr. Bernie Haberstroh.

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Item is from the Wilhelm E. Nassau/Wilfrid Laurier University donation, accession number 2011.018. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

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Exhibited in "Thru the Lens, Camera Obscura to Smartphone ", City of Waterloo Musuem, Waterloo, April 12 - September 30, 2016.

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